Garbha Sanskar Before Pregnancy
Before Pregnancy

Pregnancy should be by choice not by chance. Planning is essential in order to succeed in life which is why people buy insurance policies. To have a healthy child, however, is the best insurance policy that anybody can ever gift to oneself. Ayurveda considers getting a child is equivalent to planting a tree, for which we need four essential conditions,


Ritu – fertile period
Ksetra – uterus and reproductive organs
Ambu – nourishment
Beej - sperm and ovum
Ayurveda does exactly the same—it helps you be bestowed with a healthy child—mentally, physically and spiritually. Therefore, the plan starts three months prior to the day of union of the husband and wife. This pre-planning step involves cleansing, strengthening and preparing of their bodies, minds and souls using herbs, Panchakarma therapies and lifestyle practices so that they become capable of nurturing the seed in the near future.

  • Ritu (Cycle) Shuddhi:

    Preparing a proper environment for conception. Ritu means a proper body clock of the individual. Here the Body clock is primarily related with the reproductive system of the body. Today many causes of infertility in males & females are related with the disorders in Ritu (ex. Menstrual Cycle disorders, PCOD, Hypothyroidism, oligospermia in males etc.) The inharmony of Biocycle in young couples needs proper treatment & a gross change in life style. Many simple disorders can jointly lead to major problems. So to get a healthy baby we need to regularize them.

  • Kshetra Shuddhi:

    Kshetra indicates the body & home where the foetus is going to dwell & develop during the Nine months of pregnancy. The babies physical & mental abilities should be nurtured properly, so the body & soul of the mother needs to be wholesome. The purification process of the body especially Garbhashay (Uterus, Ovaries, Vagina) & the soul is thus necessary. As fertile soil leads in offspring of healthy plant viz. a healthy offspring needs a fertile soil to get implanted.

  • Ambu (Nutritional Mechanism) Shuddhi:

    The Nutritional Chain for the baby plays a vital Role in fulfilling its basic needs in the Womb. If metabolic disorders persist in the Mother, the unborn may not develop to the full extent. It is a need to purify the nutritional mechanism so as to fulfill the needs of baby during these nine months of pregnancy. It helps to avoid conditions like Anemia before or during pregnancy, Inadequate liquor, Low birth weight due to insufficient nutrition etc.

  • Bija Shuddhi:

    The baby represents the characters of his Mother & Father. His Physical & Mental Development is the Part & Parcel of them. The Genetic typeset decide the physical constitution of the Baby. Knowing this, the Vedas have strongly recommended the Purification of sperms (Paternal representative) & Ovum (Maternal representative) who are carrying the physical qualities for the newborn. It helps to prevent & nullify the congenital & hereditary problems, which may develop in the new born. Thus Garbhasanskar is helpful in prevention of hereditary diseases or congenital anomalies.

    'Beeja is the reflection of child’
    This sanskaar is performed from preconception to the time of conception. The Garbhadhan sanskaar is done to overcome any defect in the ovum and foetus to purify the womb. According to Vedic texts, 75% of defects in a child manifest in the period from conception to first month of pregnancy. These defects can be well observed in the first seven to 8 months of pregnancy only. The inappropriate beeja is the cause of 90% of abortions or miscarriages.

Days of conception:

It is never advisable to have sexual intercourse the first four days of menstruation. For those who desire a son, intercourse on the 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th and 16th night from commencement of menstruation is recommended.

  • Ayurveda believes that sex is a natural biological drive and to deprive oneself out of it may throw him/her out of balance. We are all aware that food and water are the basic requirement to exist in this world, in the same manner everyone needs sex.
  • Sexual intercourse involves all the five senses sight, sound, smell, taste and touch and it is believed to be an elaborate process of mutual stimulation gifted to mankind by Nature. It views lovemaking as a union of body, mind and soul which is a more fulfilling experience and it also acts as an emotional bond between husband and wife.
  • According to Ayurveda, intercourse is the divine process and enjoying it in a relaxed manner leads to a healthy offspring. Pure body and a calm mind is a must for an effective intercourse. Parents’ mental state during the intercourse plays a great role in the overall health of the offspring and ayurveda advises one to undergo a purification therapy that flushes out the doshic imbalance, thereby resulting in a better sex life.
  • Ayurveda, an age old tradition of Indian medical system, emphasis sex to be an integral part of our daily life (dinacharya) and the satisfaction one derives out of it, is being spilled over his other areas of life. It points out the factors influencing the sexual intercourse as below :
    • Both the partners should have a strong feeling that they need each other physically, emotionally and spiritually at the time of intercourse.
    • Man is to approach his woman with calm, cool, collected disposition and in an unfrustrated manner, so that her mood too is set up and a pleasant atmosphere for an effective lovemaking is created.
    • Their mental and physical health should be robust in order to have a maximum enjoyment during intercourse.
    • Take care that the atmosphere is beautiful, clean, and peaceful which seduces the sense organs. Also bathing before coitus/burning incense sticks/using scents rouses ones mood.
    • Best time suitable for intercourse is midnight or after 2 hours having dinner, as it considered as the best time for intimacy (kapha time).
    • A total involvement and enjoyment in a foreplay before sexual intercourse, by involving the five senses (touch, smell, see, hear etc.,) increases the intimacy and a prolonged lovemaking.
    • Take care to solve any misunderstanding with your partner, resolve any anger against one another and try to improve communicating with each other what exactly one enjoys from other.
    • Partners should refrain themselves from intercourse during menses, pregnancy, illness or after a heavy meal.
    • At night, clad in white clothing female partner should put her left leg and husband should put his right leg first on bed.
Who is healthy human being?

Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda reminds us that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit.

Before Pregnancy

One may look healthy but due to improper dietary habits and life styles many toxins accumulate in the body.

Why toxins accumulate in our body?

Consuming foods and drinks that are unhealthy or toxic will definitely put stress on your body, cause disease that you don’t really want to experience, and make life seem sluggish and full of complications. Toxins are accumulating in our body due to……

  • Irregular eating habits
  • Mental and physical stress
  • Late night working hours
  • Fast food/ junk food
  • Oily food
  • Spicy food
  • Salty food
  • Excess sour food
  • Excess fermented food
  • Food containing excess preservatives
  • Aerated drinks
  • Smoking
  • Excess caffeine
  • Alcohol etc…
Purification of body to eliminate toxins for me and my hubby…

The first step towards a successful conception is purification of the body. Pancha Karma therapy is the best for the purification of the body. It is extremely scientific and each of its steps and procedures have important roles to play in the process of purifying.

Before Pregnancy

To remove all kinds of imbalances in the sperm and ova, therapies such as snehan, svedan, vaman, virechan, bastis and other specially prepared uttar-bastis are highly recommended.

The idea behind Pancha Karma before conception is to purify the seeds of both man and woman, when the body is cleaned like this, the ability to absorb nutrients is multiplied several folds. Consequently, the quality and strength of the sperm and ova are greatly improved. After a well done Pancha Karma you will find that your complexion has improved and senses function more efficiently. The mind is refreshed and one becomes more optimistic. Besides, couples will also find an increase in attraction towards one another.

The results of the Pancha Karma therapies will go a long way. They facilitate conception and implantation of the embryo, and have continued benefits to ensure a smooth pregnancy and good health for a child to be born.

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